February 16, 2013 Subject:
Benny was quite a busy guy! I first heard "Shaving Cream" on Dr. Demento, in a version I don't see here (which ends with a little coda, "You thought I was gonna say shhhhhh..."). He does it better than anybody, and I'm including "Sweet Violets" in that, because they're the same thing in many ways.
I also like "Why Buy A Cow When Milk Is Cheap?", which starts off as a comment on married life, with an implied entendre, then just becomes a general commentary, but the refrain is infectious.
My favorite, though, has to be "Everybody Wants My Fanny," which fully meets the expected requirements of the double-entendre party song. Like "Shaving Cream," I first heard it played by Dr. D — back when he played the good old stuff — and half-remembered it for years before discovering the joys of the Archive.
ps: "Yecch! Cats" is from an early 70s MAD Magazine article of songs to and about pets and might be by Frank Jacobs. I wrote a 'review' here to say so, but when I wrote this one, the other one vanished. I hope there aren't a dozen comments by me here next time I come and look.
October 15, 2011 Subject:
Didn't He Have a Song called Yeach Cats
Does anyone know who sang this song. I thought it was Benny Bell.
Any Help would be greatly appreciated
Yeach! Cats! Yeach! Cats!
Don't try to give one to me, to me
Yeach! Cats! Yeach! Cats!
Don't try to give one to me.
April 23, 2011 Subject:
This is a wonderful collection of great songs by a master of the double entendre,Benny Bell...
unavailable anywhere else but here at The Archive. This is a collection that I would recommend to anyone that enjoys today's rap music with all the foul lyrics to show them that you don't have to be vulgar to get a point across,and what one's imagination can do. My only problem with this collection is you have to get them track by track,as
you won't get all of them when you download the zip file. All in all,this is extremely entertaining,and a must for collectors!
January 14, 2011 Subject:
Joel Samberg (Benny Bell's grandson) on Dave's Gone By, Jan. 15, 2011
Benny Bell fans - don't miss Joel Samberg, Benny Bell's grandson and author of the biography, "Grandpa had a Long One," live on my radio show: Dave's Gone By, Sat, 1/15/11, noon-3pm(ET) on uncradio.com!
Once the episode airs, it will also be archived on my website, davesgoneby.com.
Great to have these songs online!
April 20, 2006 Subject:
funny stuff by a funny man
Most of these are most definitely not available anywhere but here, in this archive. When "Shaving Cream," was revived in 1975, mostly by the Dr. Demento show, it sold like mad. I was 12, and you can imagine the fun a 12-year-old lad who lead a sheltered life would have with that record, which, quite naturally, I was forbidden to buy. I sang it though, at every possible occasion, and over a space of years a pal of mine and myself added lots of verses Benny Bell hadn't thought of. Pauly Wynn sings lead on this classic, though Benny himself sings the lead on some of the others, which are good for laughs. I can see how '40s folks like my parents would have been scandalized, but these are positively tame when stacked up against to-day's rap and heavy metal, which are often filled with profanities and hideous suggestions. These are all good clean fun, especially the centerpiece, Shaving Cream.